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Monthly Archives: April 2018

UK readies Guyana’s hospitals for disasters

Several of Guyana’s publicly owned hospitals are being upgraded to make them more resistant to floods and storms caused by climate change, as part of a United Kingdom (UK)-funded project that targets seven Caribbean countries, officials said Friday. The UK’s ‘s Department for International Development (DfID) is financing the regional SMART Health Care Facilities Project to the amount of 38 ...

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16 year old robbery suspect arrested; guns, ganja seized

A 16-year old boy is among three persons arrested by police for allegedly being in possession of three guns. Police said the teen was suspected to have perpetrated an armed robber. The Guyana Police Force said law enforcement agents in ‘C’ Division arrested the trio from Sophia. The items seized are one .40 Taurus Pistol with six live rounds, two .32 ...

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PM Nagamootoo returns after heart surgery in US

A prayer breakfast Thursday morning brought together President David Granger, several ministers of government and well-wishers, government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. The aim was to welcome home Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who returned today after recuperating in the United States (US) following a successful heart bypass surgery. PM Nagamootoo, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo and his eldest daughter, Maria ...

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Berbice Bridge “is not in any imminent danger of collapsing” but company must find money for maintaining pontoons- Public Infrastructure Minister

The Berbice River Bridge is safe to cross, although the pontoons on which that transportation link floats have not been serviced for several years because that privately-owned company has apparently done nothing to raise a minimum GY$150 million required for servicing, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson says. “The bridge is not in any imminent danger of collapsing but what ...

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Guyana wants World Court to rule that Venezuela must withdraw from Ankoko Island; stop scaring investors

Guyana has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule that Venezuela must withdraw from Ankoko Island and stop harassing investors onshore and offshore the Essequibo Region, that United Nations (UN) court said in statement. In its case filed with The Hague-headquartered ICJ to settle the controversy over the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal boundary award, Guyana asked the court to ...

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GPL needs US$110 million to fix “serious deficiencies” that cause blackouts

The state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) needs US$110 million to fix “serious deficiencies” that make the transmission and distribution system vulnerable to shutdowns and blackouts, the power company’s newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer, Albert Gordon said Wednesday night. That money, he said, would be spent on urgent reconfiguration, re-conductoring, and building some redundancy to stabilise the system. Minister of ...

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Two arrested at JFK Airport for smuggling birds from Guyana

Reproduced from ABC News Two New York City men were arrested Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged for illegally smuggling finches from Guyana, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said. Twenty-six of the little birds were found stuffed in hair curlers and placed in the socks of the defendants, identified as Victor Benjamin, 72, of Brooklyn and Insaf Ali, 57, ...

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City Council approves bylaws for controversial parking meters

Despite strong objections by a vocal minority of three Georgetown City councillors- two from the People’s Progressive Party and one from Team Legacy- the bylaws were approved  Wednesday afternoon by a majority vote. At 2:45 PM, the vote announced was 13 yes, 2-no, 2 abstentions. The bylaws are to be posted up at several places across the City for 14 ...

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